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The integration of housewares chain Argos advanced more quickly than expected, bolstering a solid Christmas trading period for Sainsbury’s. Photograph: Neil Hall / Reuters

Supermarket group J Sainsbury raised its profit guidance as the integration of housewares chain Argos advanced more quickly than expected, bolstering (...)

The latest accounts show the local subsidiary, which has 40 stores in Ireland, recorded a 3.4 per cent fall in sales to €219.8 million from €227.6 million

The Irish arm of retail giant Argos, which booked a €153 million impairment charge last year, returned to profit in early 2017 even as sales declined.(...)

Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe said the group will have 165 Argos stores open in supermarkets by Christmas

British supermarket Sainsbury’s reported a 9 per cent fall in first half profit on Thursday and a slowdown in quarterly sales growth as intense compet(...)

The fake Argos message scammers are spreading across Irish WhatsApp accounts.

WhatsApp users across Ireland and Britain have been warned to ignore messages offering cash giveaways after scammers took control of the messaging app(...)

Denby’s  Monsoon Gather range features muted shades of pink, grey and green, and will be available at Arnotts for autumn.

Blaine Callard, chief executive of Harvey Norman Ireland, is in bullish form. “We’re going to bet the farm on home and interiors,” he says. But while (...)

Marlet recently hired property dealer Savills to sell a number of its Dublin development sites to overseas investors before the homes themselves are completed

Marlet property group, formerly New Generation Homes, wants to add 76 apartments to a development where it already has permission for more than 280 h(...)

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons supermarkets: end of year  reports due  from major retailers this month

Britain’s three quoted major supermarkets are expected to report this week that they enjoyed solid Christmas trading, although investor concern about (...)

Rail services across the Southern Rail franchise have been affected by a strike by the Aslef drivers union in a dispute over driver-only trains. Photograph: WILL OLIVER

Well, that’s a relief – charges to use the toilets at two of London’s busiest rail terminals have been temporarily scrapped as a gesture of goodwill t(...)

Sainsbury’s has pledged to “remain competitive”, adding that it has made further investments in the prices of everyday items

Sainsbury’s has posted a second consecutive quarterly fall in sales as it remains under pressure amid a bitter supermarket war and food price deflatio(...)

Group said its digital makeover was bearing fruit as internet sales rose

Retailer Argos notched up its best sales performance for two years as it shrugged off poor early spring weather and the “distraction” of its £1.4 bill(...)

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